FAQS about Mommenpop

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Apéritifs originated in Europe, where they have traditionally been served as a pre-dinner beverage meant to wet your appetite and stimulate your senses. Consumed over ice or in simple cocktails, our citrus apéritifs can be consumed at any time of the day! We love them before or after a meal, with salty snacks and appetizers, or as the perfect palate cleanser in between courses.

Mommenpop is a juicy citrus aperitif made with organic California citrus and Napa wine by winemaker Samantha Sheehan. Each flavor captures the flavors of peak season citrus, made without added sugar, dyes, or artificial flavors. 

Seville Orange - Vibrant and edgy with a golden color, our original flavor is made with marmalade oranges harvested during their brief peak season. With a backbone of crisp Carneros Chardonnay, Seville Orange balances juicy acidity with notes of vanilla bean and cinnamon. 

Ruby Grapefruit - Floral and refreshing with a pretty pink color, this true citrus flavor is made with Star Ruby Grapefruit and Pinot Noir rosé. Grapefruit’s lip-smacking brightness is complemented by green cardamom and rose hips, with notes of cherry blossom.

Blood Orange - Rich and full-bodied with a deep cherry color, our most-popular flavor is saturated with Juicy Moro Blood Oranges. Made with Napa Pinot Noir and judicious addition or warming spices like black cardamom and pepper, Blood Orange is cozy and versatile.

Mommenpop is made with organic California citrus, Napa Valley wine, local grape spirit, and select whole spices and botanicals. Made without added sugar, dyes, or preservatives, our California citrus apéritifs are juicy and ready to drink over ice, in a spritz, or in a classic cocktail.

Mommenpop is made with wine, but our aperitifs also include organic California citrus, a grape-based spirit, and whole botanicals.

We are in the process of applying for organic certification! While our ingredients are all farmed organically, we are not currently certified organic.

Yes, all components of Mommenpop’s packaging are fully recyclable. The foil capsule is made of tin, and the stopper and bottle are glass.

Mommenpop products are between 17-20% alcohol.

Yes. Mommenpop products are between 17-20% alcohol.

Mommenpop contains no added sugar unlike most apéritifs and pre-made cocktails. All of the sweetness comes from organic grapes (in wine and grape spirit).

All wine naturally contains sulfates because yeast produces them. When needed, we add a judicious dose of sulfur to our organic wines that is not significant in the finished apéritif.

Mommenpop contains no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. The color in Mommenpop comes from real citrus and fruit–no additional colorants are added.

We form relationships with small organic orchards throughout California to source our citrus. The citrus is always unwaxed, unstickered, certified organic, and picked at peak season.

Mommenpop is made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals grown in the Napa Valley (Carneros).

Yes. Mommenpop is vegan, containing no animal products or byproducts.

Mommenpop is produced in a facility that does not process nuts or ingredients containing nuts, however we are not certified as nut-free

Mommenpop is produced in a facility that does not process tree nuts or ingredients containing tree nuts, however we are not certified as nut-free.

Storage

We recommend storing your bottle of Mommenpop in a cool place away from direct sunlight before opening–just like wine. After opening, refrigerate to maintain peak flavor (up to 6-8 weeks).

Unopened, Mommenpop does not require refrigeration, but during the hottest summer months we ship with an ice pack to help protect the product from overheating. Outside the summer months, Mommenpop ships safely at ambient temperature. Please see our Shipping Policy for details.

Mommenpop does not expire but it is not made to be aged like some wines. Once opened, Mommenpop keeps peak freshness for 6-8 weeks covered in your refrigerator.

Glass Stoppers

Yes, our glass stoppers are leak-proof and make it possible to lay your bottle of Mommenpop flat (or upright) in the fridge for storage once firmly sealed. These lids are fully recyclable and reusable on most wine bottles.

Yes, the glass stoppers that we use can be reused on most wine bottles, and useful on many kitchen containers like oil and vinegar.

The lids on our bottles are made with recyclable, reusable glass, as a sustainable alternative to cork. We source them from The Glass Valley in Czechoslovakia. The lids are fully recyclable, reusable on any standard wine bottle, and are leak-proof so that you can lay your bottle flat in the fridge for storage.

Carefully remove the foil covering the stopper with the pull tab, and push up on the stopper with your thumb to open. Keep the stopper for resealing the bottle! Please avoid using a wine key or other opener that may chip or damage the bottle or stopper.

Shipping and Returns

Unfortunately we currently cannot accommodate orders for multiple recipients at this time (we’re working on it!). Please place your orders individually on the website. If your order is for more than 10 recipients, please email hello@mommenpop.com with a spreadsheet of your order information and we will be happy to assist with placing the orders. We apologize for any inconvenience.

You will receive an email from the carrier with your tracking number once your order has shipped. Please refer to our Shipping Policy for further details. If you’re having trouble locating your order, please contact us hello@mommenpop.com.

We use FedEx, UPS, and GLS. Please refer to our Shipping Policy and checkout pages for rates.

Oh no! We’re so sorry to hear this. If your order arrived damaged, please reach out to us right away at hello@mommenpop.com with a quick note and an image of the broken packaging so that we can make things right! Per federal law, we are not able to offer a refund, but we are able to offer a reshipment.

No. We do not ship outside of the United States.

Gift Cards

Our gift cards are in digital format. Your recipient will receive an email notifying them that they have received a Mommenpop gift card.

Corporate Orders

Thank you for choosing Mommenpop as the gift you would like to share with friends! Please reach out to us at hello@mommenpop.com for corporate and group gifting over 10 people.

Not for individuals, but if you are a retailer looking to collaborate please reach out to us at wholesale@mommenpop.com and we will put you in touch with the appropriate team member.

Gift Messages

Adding a gift message is easy! You will be given the option to do so during the second step of the checkout process.

All of our gift messages are printed on custom Mommenpop stationery, and will include both your first and last name, and the first name of your recipient.

We include a list of the contents with your order, but never a receipt. Please contact us at hello@mommenpop.com if you need an additional receipt for record-keeping.

If you’ve made a mistake, please reach out to us at hello@mommenpop.com right away. If your order has yet to be processed, we may be able to assist!